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Richard Smith
09-05-1998, 09:29 AM
Dear List Members,

If any list members are interested in applying for these scholarships you
could visit the School of Exercise and Sport Science web pages at
http://www.cchs.usyd.edu.au/Academic/ESS/ for information about the
research interests of the School or contact me about more details.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

U2000 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

1999

GUIDELINES

PURPOSE

To support excellence in full-time research; undertaken, preferably, in
collaboration with a research team in any school or department of the
University. Up to fifteen
U2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will be awarded in 1999 for
full-time research in any discipline offered by the University.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply, candidates must

have held a doctoral degree for no more than five years at 1 December
1998 (ie: awarded between 30 November 1993 and 1 December 1998). In cases of
interrupted careers, the selection committee will determine the
equivalence of the applicant's postdoctoral status;
not be a member of the tenured academic or teaching staff employed by
The University of Sydney at the date of application;
submit proof of doctoral status or proof that all the requirements for
the award of a doctorate have been met.

Preference may be given to candidates not currently employed by The
University of Sydney and to those who do not have a current offer of
employment with The
University of Sydney.

TENURE

The period of appointment will be for a minimum of three years, with a
possible one year extension, depending upon availability of funding.

The appointments will be available from January 1999, and should be
commenced within six months of an offer being made.

VALUE OF THE AWARD

Salary in 1999 will be within the range $A42,869 to $A46,017 per annum.

A minimum cost airfare direct to Sydney, and return to point of departure
on expiry of the Fellowship, will be provided. Fares for dependants, and
removal
expenses, will not be provided. An initial setting-up grant for research
purposes of $A25,000 will be provided upon commencement of appointment.

REPORT ON FELLOWSHIP

Fellows are required to provide an annual report of their research work,
and details of their future intended program for the following year. This
should be forwarded
to the Research and Scholarships Office. A full report covering all aspects
of the work undertaken and details of any new knowledge gained in the field
of study must
also be forwarded to the Research and Scholarships Office at the completion
of the Fellowship.

APPLICATIONS

1. Applicants must complete an application form which can be obtained from
the Research and Scholarships Office or at:
http://www.usyd.edu.au/su/reschols.
In addition, the following information must be provided:

an up-to-date curriculum vitae;
a list of publications (distinguishing clearly between full
publications and abstracts of papers presented to learned societies);
an outline of the proposed research project in no more than two pages;
the names and addresses of two referees who will be forwarding
testimonials.

If successful, overseas applicants will also be asked to provide details
(names, ages of children) of any family members who will accompany the
applicant to
Australia. This information is necessary for the University to assist with
visa arrangements.

2. Before submitting applications, applicants must have made contact with
the relevant Head of School or Department in the University (refer to list of
Schools and Departments overleaf) and have formulated their research
proposals in the light of advice received from the Head of
School/Department or her/his
nominee. Applicants must attach, or arrange for statements from the Head of
School/Department supporting them and their research programs. This
statement will include agreement by the Head of School/Department to meet
20% of the salary costs for the Fellowship. Applicants are requested to
ensure that their referees forward their testimonials direct to Lalaja
Varghese, in the Research and Scholarships Office, by the closing date for
applications. The
University will not contact referees to request these testimonials.
(Applicants with overseas referees should remind referees to use fax,
airmail or E-mail.).

CLOSING DATE

THE ORIGINAL PLUS 8 COPIES OF THE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY TUESDAY
13 OCTOBER 1998 with Lalaja Varghese,
Research and Scholarships Office, The University of Sydney, 2006 Australia.
Late applications will not be considered.
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+ Richard Smith e-mail: R.Smith@cchs.usyd.edu.au +
+ Research Manager, School of Exercise and Sport Science +
+ Faculty of Health Sciences, ,-_|\ +
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